Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

When reading to your child who is learning to read:


  • Give your child some time to look at the pictures on each new page before you begin to read
  • Point to the words as you read them
  • Read slowly enough that your child can follow and perhaps try to guess upcoming words


  • Ask your child to guess what some words are, asking him/her to sound out each part of the word and helping him/her figure out the sounds
  • Tell your child you’re going to make some mistakes in reading on purpose to see if he/she can catch them

If there are rhyming words:

  • Ask your child to point out the rhyming words


Thanks for reading!